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106th United States Congress

1999-2001 U.S. Congress

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106th United States Congress
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January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2001
Members100 senators
435 representatives
5 non-voting delegates
Senate MajorityRepublican
Senate PresidentAl Gore (D)
House MajorityRepublican
House SpeakerDennis Hastert (R)
Sessions
1st: January 6, 1999 – November 22, 1999
2nd: January 24, 2000 – December 15, 2000

The 106th United States Congress was a meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, composed of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. It met in Washington, DC from January 3, 1999, to January 3, 2001, during the last two years of Bill Clinton's presidency. The apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives was based on the Twenty-first Census of the United States in 1990. Both chambers had a Republican majority.

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Major events

Major legislation

Treaties considered

Party summary

Senate

Party standings on the opening day of the 106th Congress

Membership changed with two deaths.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Vacant
End of previous Congress 45 55 100 0
Begin 45 55 100 0
October 24, 1999[a] 54 99 1
November 2, 1999[a] 55 100 0
July 18, 2000[b] 54 99 1
July 25, 2000[b] 46 100 0
Final voting share 46% 54%
Beginning of the next Congress 50 50 100 0

House of Representatives

There were two resignations and three deaths.

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Independent Republican Vacant
End of previous Congress 206 1 228 435 0
Begin 211 1 223 435 0
March 2, 1999 222 434 1
June 7, 1999 223 435 0
July 16, 1999 210 434 1
July 17, 1999 211 222 434 1
November 17, 1999 212 435 0
January 27, 2000 2 221 435 0
July 27, 2000 210 435 0
September 11, 2000 209 434 1
October 10, 2000 208 434 2
December 8, 2000 222 433 3
End 433 3
Final voting share 48.5% 0.3% 51.2%
Beginning of the next Congress 211 2 221 434 1

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Leadership

Senate

Senate President
Senate President pro Tempore

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

House of Representatives

Speaker of the House

Majority (Republican) leadership

Minority (Democratic) leadership

Members

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Senate

In this Congress, Class 1 meant their term ended with this Congress, facing re-election in 2000; Class 2 meant their term began in the last Congress, facing re-election in 2002; and Class 3 meant their term began in this Congress, facing re-election in 2004.

House of Representatives

Alabama — Alaska — Arizona — Arkansas — California — Colorado — Connecticut — Delaware — Florida — Georgia — Hawaii — Idaho — Illinois — Indiana — Iowa — Kansas — Kentucky — Louisiana — Maine — Maryland — Massachusetts — Michigan — Minnesota — Mississippi — Missouri — Montana — Nebraska — Nevada — New Hampshire — New Jersey — New Mexico — New York — North Carolina — North Dakota — Ohio — Oklahoma — Oregon — Pennsylvania — Rhode Island — South Carolina — South Dakota — Tennessee — Texas — Utah — Vermont — Virginia — Washington — West Virginia — Wisconsin — Wyoming — Non-voting members

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